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As one of their three main offensives at the turn of the year 3963 BBY during the Mandalorian Wars, the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders invaded the planet Onderon and its typically Mandalorian-held moon of Dxun.

BackgroundEdit

For nearly thirty years, after the death of Mandalore the Indomitable on Onderon's moon of Dxun, his successor Mandalore the Ultimate began secretly to rebuild the clans from across the galaxy, building up arms and ships on the moon, working toward the day when a new crusade would be launched. That day finally came, and in 3963 BBY, Mandalore the Ultimate sent forth his ships and warriors against the planet beneath them, using the connecting atmospheres to smooth the way for his troops' Basilisk war droids to attack the walled capital city of Iziz.

The battleEdit

When the initial Mandalorian assault was launched from Dxun down onto Onderon, the resulting battle did not last terribly long...in the words of one soldier, "their 'resistance' was laughable. We cut through their defenses like vibroblades through cloth." The people of Onderon had long been noted for their xenophobic refusal to adapt and incorporate cultural and defense characteristics from other peoples, and it cost them dearly when the rain of death began. The defenses of Iziz could not long withstand such a prolonged siege, and the city fell within mere hours.

AftermathEdit

From Onderon, Mandalore the Ultimate's forces now possessed a staging-point entrée into the Core Worlds and beyond, from whence they could launch a conflict that would spread to engulf the galaxy all the way to the Outer Rim Territories.

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Mandalorian Wars
(3976 BBY3960 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Great Sith War
(3996 BBY)

Concurrent: Kanz Disorders
(39703670 BBY)

Next: Jedi Civil War
(39593956 BBY)

Battles of the Mandalorian Wars
Outer Rim sieges
(39763964 BBY)
First Althir · Cathar · Corsin · First Azure
First Lianna · Makem · Quermia · Kaelta · Florn
Jaminere · Sy Myrth · Taskeed · Dennogra · Dernatine
Flashpoint Station · First Suurja · Second Suurja
Third Suurja · Fourth Suurja · Suurja ambush
Invasion
(3963)
Vanquo · Taris Siege · First Onderon
First Jebble · Serroco · Nouane · Dagary Minor
First Omonoth · Wayland · Second Omonoth · Myrkr
Thustra · Obroa · Second Jebble
Zongorlu · Ithor · Ord Mantell · Zabrak colonies
First Iridonia · Second Iridonia
Mandalorian Triumph
(3962 BBY)
Essien · Halthor · Phaedacomm · Dantooine
Charros · Randon · Eres III · Second Azure · Contruum
Gizer · Nazzri · Vena · Ambria · Zel
Commenor · Quellor · Exodeen · Duro
Republic counteroffensive
(39613960 BBY)
Second Taris · Second Althir
Vorzyd · Lucazec · Stenos · Elom
Jaga's Cluster · Second Onderon · Dxun
Second Lianna · Malachor V
Uncertain placement Bespin · Lantillies · Quelii
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders · Mandalorian Knights · Jedi Council · Revanchists
Mandalore the Ultimate · Cassus Fett · Demagol · Jimas Veltraa · Noma Sommos · Saul Karath
Revan · Malak · Meetra Surik · Mass Shadow Generator · Jebble-Vanquo-Tarnith line
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